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The Briefing 01-29-14

1) Where will the Church of England stand when the UK legalizes gay marriage?

Bishops must reject these wicked homophobic views, The Guardian (Andrew Brown)

2) Africa must be “liberated from literal interpretation of the Bible”

COMMENTARY: The church’s role in, and against, homophobia across Africa, Religion News Service (Gay Clark Jennings)

Activists mourn as India’s Supreme Court stands firm on gay-sex ban, Reuters

3) If medical marijuana is legitimate, it’s up to the medical community, not the political community

Medical marijuana headed to Florida ballot after Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision, Miami Herald (Marc Caputo and Mary Ellen Klas)